When Is It Good To Bleed?

I signed up to give blood.  They are having a blood drive at my office in a few days and I signed up to give.  I am utterly terrified.  This is the fourth time that I’ve signed up to give.  The first time, I turned a horrible ashen gray color and the nurse unhooked me.  The second time, I passed out.  The third time, I remained conscious, but couldn’t fill the bag.  I’m going to try again.  I don’t know if this is an act of courage or stupidity.  Not giving makes me feel like a coward, though.  I’m a relatively healthy adult.  Giving blood is one of the few things a person can do that will legitimately make a difference and possibly save someone’s life.  So, I guess it doesn’t make me courageous.  Simply not being a coward is not enough to make me courageous.  But, I don’t want to be a coward, so I’m going to try again.

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